Category: News

CfP_Doing Democratic Education. Call for papers

Call for Papers Within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “LabSchoolsEurope – Participatory Research for Democratic Education” we would like to invite interested educators across Europe to contribute to this Call for Papers for the series “Forschungsperspektiven” (Research Perspectives) of the University College of Teacher Education Vienna (ISSN 2412-799X). This volume will be published in […]

Focus Group Consultation Reporting by EUDEC “Futures of Education”

European Democratic Education Community participation in the global conversation called by UNESCO’s “Futures of education” project  Knowledge production, access and governance Threats to knowledge becoming a global common good. There is a widespread global decline in student interest in compulsory, coercive, prescribed curriculum in many state school systems which is not found where students have […]

Re-Design Association in Romania

32 years ago, Romania was one of the soviet satellite states which was granted freedom after more than 40 years of communism – first 18 of stalinism. This freedom came with deep moral and material problems, still unsolved – this is why the Romanian society is still highly corrupted, and the brain drainage is huge. […]

Crowdfunding campaign

Liebe freie und demokratische Schulen, liebe EUDEC, lieber BFAS, ein bisschen aufgeregt schicken wir euch nun endlich diese Mail. Seit drei Jahren arbeiten wir an der Konzeption einer demokratischen Weiterbildung für Lehrkräfte mit dem Anspruch, die Lehrer*innenausbildung zu verändern. Bei uns sind Lehrkräfte aller Schulformen und damit auch freier und demokratischer Schulen willkommen und eingeladen, […]

Video 10 Jahre DSX

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 und 10 Schuljahre sind auf der Demokratische Schule X schon vergangen. In dieser Zeit wurde gelebt, gelacht, gelernt, Regeln geschaffen und Anträge abgestimmt. Die Schule hat sich entwickelt und etabliert. 10 Schulmitglieder:innen beantworten jeweils die zentrale Frage: “Was ist einer deiner besten Momente an der DSX […]

Research on Democratic Schools

Hello everyone, I’m Leyla from İstanbul and currently studying democratic schools in my master program in History education. By the end of May, I need to submit my thesis. There is a survey to fill in, in case you would like to support, the criteria is to be enrolled to a democratic school or once […]

Investigation: Meaning and Self-Efficacity among past-pupils

Have you: spent at least 3 year at a democratic school? completed compulsery schooling? completed 18 years of age? worked for at least 1 year? get 15 minutes to help us improve schooling for all? If you answered yes to all the questions, we request you to participate in this research project aimed at understanding […]

New book: Self Managed Learning and the New Educational Paradigm, by Ian Cunningham

Book Description Self Managed Learning and the New Educational Paradigm proposes revolutionary change to the educational system. The overwhelming research evidence is that the sum total of educational and training input accounts typically for only 10–20% of what makes a person an effective human being. Balancing theory, evidence and practice, this ground-breaking book demonstrates that current […]

Freedom to Learn Online Forum 2020, 14th – 23rd August

The Freedom to Learn Forum is a space for all those interested in human-centred and rights-respecting practice in education to share and learn from one another, and events can be held on any topic. Taking place over 10 days, the forum will be mostly online and entirely free. Events List  

Derry Hannam’s new book

Derry Hannam’s new book “Another Way is Possible – Becoming a Democratic Teacher in a State School” has just been published on Smashwords as an e-book. The full price is $4.95 but for the duration of the AERO conference this week and a bit beyond there is a half-price coupon – number QS28M. Any sales […]